University of Nairobi Innovation Fellowship 2018 for young changemakers

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Africa’s future is undoubtedly promising. The capability to solve problems and design solutions will ensure sustainable growth is achieved across our societies. The University of Nairobi recognizes this reality.

As a leading institution of learning and research, the university through C4DLab, the innovation and incubation hub, and strategic industry partners is running a year-long prestigious Innovation Fellowship.

The competitive fellowship will give 15 select fellows an opportunity to solve real-life local problems while applying the 21st century 4Cs skills and explore human-centered design thinking methodologies. The fellows will interact with a community of leading innovation experts from various industries, and join a network of changemakers curious to ignite sustainable growth and development in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria

To be admitted, the fellow will be required to have satisfied the following requirements:

  • Masters-level student or final-level undergraduate in any field.

  • Curious about innovation and particularly application of Design Thinking to solving real-life local problems.

  • Submit evidence of challenges that one has attempted to solve, CV and practical work portfolio

  • Submit 2 recommendation letters (One academic referee & one professional referee)

  • Available to commit close to a year-long program allocating an average of 15 hours per week to the fellowship program

  • Demonstrated passion and interest in innovation challenges.

Learning Approach

The select fellows will undertake a deep immersion into four pillars that would prepare them as innovators.

The four aspects are:

  • 21st century 4 C’s skills of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.

  • Principals and practices of Innovation, Fundamentals of Problem Based Learning and Design Thinking.

  • Multi-disciplinary practical problem-solving.

  • Practical experience in planning and executing the Nairobi Innovation Week.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of Nairobi Innovation Fellowship 2018 


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